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Old 03-02-2013, 09:48 AM   #1681
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Joining the Fun

Finally confirmed...we're joining in for this cruise! Five of us this time, with Grandma tagging along. Traveling with "Travelbee" and "CasaMartinez", who we met on a previous DCL trip. I'll add us to the roll call and FE lists shortly. Looks like a fun (and experienced) group on this cruise. Grabbed Palo and an excursion last night; doing most on our own.

Our twin DDs (10) like to email others their age before the trip to get a head start on making friends. If anyone has similar age DDs that are interested, please PM me and we'll set them up.

Can't wait to meet everyone! More to follow when I get some time.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #1682
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... lost 18 pounds so far ... hoping for 20 more before the cruise ... wish me luck!!
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:57 AM   #1683
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Now I'm going to worry till we get to book


If bookings open midnight eastern, do they open 11 central or do we have to wait?
I also am central time, we booked at 11 pm central timelast night.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #1684
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Delos ... did you book that last night? I know FB people were looking for that and it was gone by 12:01

We got everything too including palo ...

We are doing the Hotel in Mykonos but I was surprised I would have loved to dove in the MED somewhere
When we were booking, Delos Island was closed when we got to that port. We moved on to book other ports. We came back to Delos Island at the end and it showed it was open. But only had 3 slots.

Woo hoo I finally made 200 posts.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #1685
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When we were booking, Delos Island was closed when we got to that port. We moved on to book other ports. We came back to Delos Island at the end and it showed it was open. But only had 3 slots.

Woo hoo I finally made 200 posts.
Congrats ... As I said on FB I think I'm the only crazy ******* that booked the hotel thing

Plus I only have 391 but you are 2004 I am 2005
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:03 AM   #1686
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Just want to thank everyone for the congrats ... It's been hard ... But I'm actually starting to like vegetables. Had spaghetti squash for the first time and loved it! Even tried tilapia .. My mom and dad would have been proud of me!
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:15 AM   #1687
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Abayaflowers: confirming my two kidlets for the chocolate factory, june 14, 1 pm... Thanks!
Awesome! I will make a tally to see how many we have so far. The reservation lady was really nice and told me that we just need a total of 15 children instead of 20.

So, if anyone else who would like their children to join in the fun. Please let me know and I will send the details over.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #1688
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Has anyone done the Blue Grotto in Malta on their own? My mom wants to do this but my daughter really wants to do the family historical hunt. They both start in the morning so we couldn't do both. I had read in TripAdvisor that you can do Blue Grotto on your own (it's fairly inexpensive) having never been to Malta, I'm not sure how easy it would be.

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Hi, Pam:

We are also planning to DIY in Malta. I read on several Cruise discussion boards that there's a bus that you can take and it will take you to all the stops.

I have been researching it and it looks fairly simple.

On our last cruise in Aug 2010, my husband walked up all the stairs to the central plaza and square and bought Malta honey.

It was so good that we plan to purchase more when we return.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #1689
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Congrats to everyone who got booked!

We got everything except a Palo brunch .

Probably should have done that first, but I was working on a really slow broadband connection from home, and it took me almost an hour to do everything.

I'm going to try to get a brunch onboard - we've done that before without too much difficulty, and since we have 4 sea days, I am hoping the chances will be pretty good. Fingers and toes crossed! I'm wondering if this is because of our party size - I'm trying to book the brunch for all 4 of us . . .

I was able to get a Palo Dinner on DH's birthday - 6/17, so I'm happy about that!

Here is what we are doing (all DCL excursions; DH too paranoid to do anything on our own):

Villefranche:
Value Package Nice and Monaco - Adults Only

La Spezia:
Piza - Climb the Tower

Civitavecchia:
Jumping Back into Eternal Rome - Adults Only

Piraeus:
Athens Sightseeing, Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum with Lunch - Adult Only Departure

Kusadasi:
Best of Ephesus - Adult Only Departure

Mykonos:
Delos Island - Adult Only Departure

Malta:
Blue Grotto Boat Trip and Fishing Village - Adult Only Departure
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #1690
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Finally confirmed...we're joining in for this cruise! Five of us this time, with Grandma tagging along. Traveling with "Travelbee" and "CasaMartinez", who we met on a previous DCL trip. I'll add us to the roll call and FE lists shortly. Looks like a fun (and experienced) group on this cruise. Grabbed Palo and an excursion last night; doing most on our own.

Our twin DDs (10) like to email others their age before the trip to get a head start on making friends. If anyone has similar age DDs that are interested, please PM me and we'll set them up.

Can't wait to meet everyone! More to follow when I get some time.
I have a DD who is 10. I don't have enough posts yet to PM you, but if you want to PM me we can co-ordinate.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:00 PM   #1691
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Awesome! I will make a tally to see how many we have so far. The reservation lady was really nice and told me that we just need a total of 15 children instead of 20.

So, if anyone else who would like their children to join in the fun. Please let me know and I will send the details over.
We are in too - 2 DDs.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:13 PM   #1692
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All done and got everything I wanted

Got Palo's Brunch
Got Spa Massages
Got all my DCL excursions (to chicken to go on my own)

I'm booked on the White Water Rafting in Villefranche... Did it back in 2000 ... hoping their definition of Good Physical condition matches mine No heart conditions, strong swimmer, but have some extra pounds ...working on that though ... lost 18 pounds so far ... hoping for 20 more before the cruise ... wish me luck!!
Congrats!
We also do all DCL excursions we will have to compare to see if we are on any of the same. I know we are not going white water rafting!
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:16 PM   #1693
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Congrats to everyone who got booked!

We got everything except a Palo brunch .

Probably should have done that first, but I was working on a really slow broadband connection from home, and it took me almost an hour to do everything.

I'm going to try to get a brunch onboard - we've done that before without too much difficulty, and since we have 4 sea days, I am hoping the chances will be pretty good. Fingers and toes crossed! I'm wondering if this is because of our party size - I'm trying to book the brunch for all 4 of us . . .

I was able to get a Palo Dinner on DH's birthday - 6/17, so I'm happy about that!

Here is what we are doing (all DCL excursions; DH too paranoid to do anything on our own):

Villefranche:
Value Package Nice and Monaco - Adults Only

La Spezia:
Piza - Climb the Tower

Civitavecchia:
Jumping Back into Eternal Rome - Adults Only

Piraeus:
Athens Sightseeing, Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum with Lunch - Adult Only Departure

Kusadasi:
Best of Ephesus - Adult Only Departure

Mykonos:
Delos Island - Adult Only Departure

Malta:
Blue Grotto Boat Trip and Fishing Village - Adult Only Departure
Congrats
DH and I are on the shore excursion for Athens and Delos Island with you. BFF and SIS and BIL and their friends are all silver so they hope to get these as well.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:24 PM   #1694
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Congrats to everyone who got booked!

We got everything except a Palo brunch
How fun! We are anxiously waiting for March 17th... to book our Palo reservations and spa stuff.

Great idea Deb to list the excursions. Here's what we are doing.

Villefranche:
DIY: Train to Monaco and if we have enough time, we will be going back to Nice and down to the beach.

La Spezia:
We have hired a private car and tour guide for Pisa (quick stop) and then to Florence. Our tour company (Limo in Rome) plan to take us to lunch there.

Civitavecchia:
We are taking the train into Roma San Pietro station and having another private tour (Limo in Rome) for the Vatican, Pantheon, Palantine Hill, and Trevi Fountain. We liked our guide and tour company so much that we are booking with them again.

Piraeus:
DIY: taking the train to the Acropolis, and following Rick Steves' audio tour, lunch near by, Acropolis museum, etc. and back by train.

Kusadasi:
Still trying to decide which private tour company to use. Many have stated that Ephesus tour was amazing. So, still researching that.

Mykonos:
I was told to buy alot of the Olive soap bars there and the olive oil. I plan to take them back with us and give them as gifts. Still trying to decide what else to do. My DD13 wants to go to Delos, but I read that they might be sold out. Waiting for the 17th of March.


Malta:
DIY: taking the HOHO bus so that we can see the highlights and be within budget. We are also trying to buy the Malta honey which we ran out 1 year ago. It's amazing honey.
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We are in too - 2 DDs.
Awesome!
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